Posted: September 24, 2014 Filed under: Asia, Dr. Strangelove's Notebook, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: India, Indian Space Research Organisation, Mangalyaan, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Narendra Modi, NASA, Red Planet, Space
And it was their first attempt — beating the less than 50% success rate of all Mars missions to date. Read all about it here.
Posted: July 5, 2014 Filed under: Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Drop (liquid), Gravity, NASA, Space, technology, water
A photo through two floating water droplets
Posted: July 3, 2014 Filed under: Mediasphere, Space & Aviation | Tags: Don Pettit, Donald Pettit, International Space Station, NASA, Recreation, Space, technology, Yo-yo
Fun with Physics! NASA astronaut Don Pettit enjoyed some of his off-duty time showcasing yo-yo behavior in microgravity aboard the International Space Station.
Posted: June 29, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, History, Space & Aviation | Tags: Apollo, Astronaut, Famous Monsters of Filmland, International Space Station, NACA, NASA, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Space
A good deal from Famous Monsters of Filmland. This is actually true, though they weren’t astronaut helmets or suits, they were designed for wear in the U2 spy plane and the NACA supersonic test flights.
Spirit of Apollo
Posted: May 12, 2014 Filed under: Space & Aviation | Tags: Education, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, NASA, Photography, Space, Space Exploration, technology
The NASA clean assembly room on Merritt Island, FL has never been opened to the public. Yesterday it was opened to friends and family of employees. Here’s a panorama.
spaceexp –Exploring Space : Photo
Posted: May 7, 2014 Filed under: History, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Chang'e 3, China, Moon, Soviet Union, Space, Space Race, USSR, YouTube
In our Season 2 Opening, we take a look at the amazing Soviet N-1 Moon Rocket & LK Lunar Lander, and show how the USSR came in Second Place, in The Space Race.
Written, Presented, Filmed, & Edited by: Brittan Kirk
Filmed with: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC)
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Posted: May 2, 2014 Filed under: Robotics, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Curiosity, Estonia, Mars, Mars Curiosity, Mars Science Laboratory, NASA, Panorama, Photography, Robotics, Space, Space Exploration, technology, Twitter
Caked in red silt, NASA’s Curiosity rover looks like it’s been trekking through a Martian dust storm in this latest interactive panorama. But nothing can tarnish the joy of seeing this incredible machine hard at work on another planet.
The dust-covered robot is currently preparing for its third drilling operation on Mars, at a site nicknamed the Kimberley. In recent days, engineers have inspected and scrubbed the dust from a spot on a rock they named “Windjana,” after a gorge in Western Australia. (Too bad the rover can’t turn its wire bristle dust removal tool on itself.) Curiosity has already done preparatory drill work and will soon sample some of Windjana’s interior. The rover will run this sample through a series of tests to give scientists a better understanding of the history of water in this area...(read more)
Posted: April 25, 2014 Filed under: Space & Aviation | Tags: Integrated Truss Structure, International Space Station, NASA, Space, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Space station, Spaceflight, SpaceX, STS-112
ISS S1 Truss Installation narrated by the the crew of STS-112
Exhilarating to watch, and the narration is captivating. Very informal, too, as if you’re listening to a group of friends tell you, with video and slides, about their recent space mission. Good stuff, from the perspective of crew members, some veteran, some new astronauts. The primary narrator is experiencing her first mission, first time in space. It’s hard not to share her excitement.
Posted: April 25, 2014 Filed under: Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, NASA, Saturn V, Space, Space Shuttle Atlantis, SpaceX, technology
Kennedy Space Center, Saturn V propellers
Posted: March 28, 2014 Filed under: History, Science & Technology, Space & Aviation | Tags: ATLAS, Atlas V, Launch vehicle, NASA, September 9 1959, Space, United Launch Alliance, United States
Atlas launch vehicle carrying the Big Joe capsule, September 9, 1959
Posted: September 24, 2013 Filed under: Robotics, Science & Technology | Tags: asteroid, Facebook, Maker Faire, MapperBot, NASA, Space, technology, Twitter
Gotham Laboratories’ MapperBot
The team at Go Lab
came up with the idea for an asteroid mapper as an entry in the NASA Space Apps Challenge. The MapperBot is made up of a cubesat that houses a camera, 12 mini processors, and a micro ion thruster system. The cubesat will launch from a larger satellite and fly by an asteroid, snapping detailed 3D pictures of the asteroid’s surface with a Lytro camera. The thruster system charges and vaporizes the metal of the frame of the cubesat, shooting off ions and allowing for surprising maneuverability without the need to carry a bulkier thruster system (the cubesats are meant to be cheap and disposable). The info gathered from these asteroid flybys will be sent back to NASA, where it’ll be turned into a 3D map. From there, scientists will determine whether that particular asteroid is suitable for capture. The Go Labbers at Maker Faire attached their camera to a drone for audience demos.
Read more: Popular Mechanics